Traffic diverted onto new Bemboka Bridge as work starts to upgrade old bridge
3 July 2016
Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced a major milestone has been reached on the Bemboka Bridge duplication project, with traffic on the Snowy Mountains Highway diverted onto the new bridge.
Mr Constance said the NSW Government allocated $14 million for the new bridge to cater for Higher Mass Limit Vehicles and improve safety for motorists, as part of its Bridges for the Bush Program.
“This $14 million project involved completing the new bridge before work started to upgrade the existing bridge,” Mr Constance said.
“The new bridge will be used for westbound traffic and is 94 metres long, almost 7.5 metres wide and has been built immediately downstream of the existing bridge.
“Both lanes of traffic are using the new bridge until early October while alterations are made to the existing bridge, which will carry eastbound traffic.
“The deck of the existing bridge will be repaired and given an asphalt surface while a wire rope safety fence will be installed on the central median and the existing bridge barrier upgraded to improve safety for motorists.”
Mr Constance said work on the project is due to be completed by the end of September, weather permitting.
“There has been minimum disruption to motorists while work has been carried out and it’s great to see traffic now using the new bridge.”
I would like to thank all motorists for their patience during the initial upgrades, Mr Constance said.
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